SK Ong lectures at National University of Singapore, and her research interests are virtual and augmented reality applications in manufacturing, ubiquitous manufacturing, assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering. She is well known both internationally and nationally. She has received many accolades, including the 2004 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, US Society of Manufacturing Engineers, where she is the 1st ASEAN female to have received this award since the award was established. She is elected a Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering CIRP in August 2012, where she is the first from Asia and the 4th female fellow in the world to be elected. She received the 2004 Singapore Youth Award. 2013 Singapore Youth Award Medal of Commendation, 2009 Emerging Leaders Award in Academia, US Society for Women Engineers, and the Great Women of Our Time Award 2015. She served as a Nominated Member of the Singapore Parliament from 02/02/2005 to 19/04/2006. She is passionate about gender diversity and leadership in STEM in particular Engineering.